SANCTIONING BODIES/SERIES

Representatives for Women in Motorsports North America include the following individuals:

Kate Davis

INDYCAR, Director of Communications

Hometown | Residence:
Concord, CA | Indianapolis, IN

First Year in Racing: 1999

Greatest Accomplishment:
Won an Emmy for a documentary I worked on while at NASCAR Productions.

Advice:
A mentor of mine has always said: “It’s PR not ER. Unless someone is bleeding it’s not that serious.”

Deanna Flanagan

SCCA Director, Road Racing

Hometown | Residence:
Topeka, KS | Topeka, KS

First Year in Racing: 2002

Greatest Accomplishment:
Oversee event operations and logistics planning for the SCCA Runoffs, the largest road racing event in the U.S.

Advice:
If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

Danielle Frye

Director, NASCAR Youth Series (for United States Auto Club)

Hometown | Residence:
Pell City, Alabama | Zionsville, IN

First Year in Racing: 1992

Greatest Accomplishment:
Working in and for NASCAR during the late 90’s and early 2000’s. The popularity and growth of the sport was immense and intense.

Advice:
Motivate yourself, don’t rely on others to motivate you. If you are tasked with a job you don’t think you can do or want to do, do it anyway. It’s not called hard work because it’s easy.

Teresa Hanken

Teresa Hanken

Secretary of the meet at SRO Motorsports Group

Hometown | Residence:
Oregon City, OR | Oregon City, OR

First Year in Racing: 2000

Greatest Accomplishment:
Secretary of the Meet

Advice:
Live life to the fullest, you only get one.

Michelle Kish

Andersen Promotions COO

Hometown | Residence:
River Vale, NJ | Palmetto, FL

First Year in Racing: 1992

Greatest Accomplishment:
Being a part of building the Road to Indy ladder system alongside my father

Advice:
Any organization is only as good as its people. To be successful in any business you need to build a team of dedicated people and give them room to grow. It’s all about the people.

Vicki O'Connor

Vicki O'Connor

President Pro-Motion Agency, Ltd.

Hometown | Residence:
Highland Park, IL | Carmel, IN

First Year in Racing: 1968

Greatest Accomplishment:
The Atlantic Championship Series

Advice:
You can do anything you set your mind out to do and accomplish.

Rebecca Rawski

IMSA, Senior Manager

Hometown | Residence:
Jacksonville, FL | Daytona Beach, FL

First Year in Racing: 2013

Greatest Accomplishment:
Working with a team to continue to organize, execute and continue to deliver a phenomenal race experience for partners & fans in 2020-2021.

Advice:
Knowledge is power. Take the time to ask questions, learn and understand areas of the business that you may not have direct influence, responsibility or oversight of.

Tish Sheets

World Racing Group | World of Outlaws - Executive Director, Client Services & Series Marketing

Hometown | Residence:
Westville, IN | Concord, NC

First Year in Racing: 1997

Greatest Accomplishment:
Spearheading the creation of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Program and creating NASCAR’s National Jobs program in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education, a resolution that was unanimously passed by Congress.

Advice:
When faced with challenges, don’t throw up your hands. Roll up your sleeves.

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